Power Window does not stop when it reaches the top if I continue to hold the switch.

25

Asked by Dec 26, 2015 at 06:31 PM about the 1995 Ford F-150 XLT 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

If I continue to hold switch on the driver's side power window, it continues to
run and jumps up and down after it has reached the top. It did not used to do
this. It used to go up and stop even if I held the switch. Likewise, it would go
down and stop. As time goes on, I am having to physically help the window
come up. The passenger side works fine. Is the problem the motor?

5 Answers

18,170

Yes it's the window motor going bad.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
56,325

The limit switch on the window motor has gone bad, You will need a new window motor.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
17,870

If, when you grasp the glass, and pull up while pressing the button, the window works, the window motor/actuator is shot. Not a difficult replacement. A DYI'er can to it. The window regulator is probably about 80 bucks or so. You'll need a drill with a small bit to remove the rivets holding the motor in. Replace with half inch screws inserted from the rear as to not interfere with the movement of the window.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
64,935

Either the gear on the window motor is worn out or the gear on the window regulator is worn out. HTH. -Jim

I do not believe there are limit switches on power window motors. The motor has an internal shut off switch that stops the motor whenever it hits any substantial restriction! The motor will shut off whenever it reaches a physical stop, or full up or down. This is a safety issue. The same will happen if someone has their arm or head in the window and someone closes it! If your motor does not stop when it reaches full up or down, then the gearing inside the motor has failed and the motor will not stop as it senses no restriction to do so! It will run on and on until you stop it by depressing the window switch in the opposite direction! On Fords, there are round plastic cylinder "plugs" in the gear drive. They are a known failure mode. They can be replaced. Dorman HELP pn 74410 $8 at most auto parts stores!

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

F-150

Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 210,527 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $1,499.

ZIP:

Search Ford F-150 Questions

Ford F-150 Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 7,660
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 4,300
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,680
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
855 Great Deals out of 66,786 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Ram 1500
443 Great Deals out of 11,343 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Tacoma
507 Great Deals out of 39,601 listings starting at $2,900
Used Ford Mustang
374 Great Deals out of 47,165 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford F-250
470 listings starting at $3,975
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
568 Great Deals out of 27,717 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Explorer
816 Great Deals out of 75,232 listings starting at $750
Used Ford Ranger
193 Great Deals out of 6,053 listings starting at $1,299
Used Jeep Wrangler
283 Great Deals out of 18,785 listings starting at $2,995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 125,402 listings starting at $18,490
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
143 Great Deals out of 22,929 listings starting at $18,800
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
185 Great Deals out of 7,531 listings starting at $10,999
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
367 Great Deals out of 12,489 listings starting at $7,995